Dean Fisher >> Biography (House District 72)
1306 290th Street
Montour, IA 50173
Home: (641) 750.3594
Dean is a fifth-generation Iowa farmer and is proud to own a Heritage Farm located 4 miles north of Montour that has been in his family since 1852.
After graduating from South Tama High in 1975 Dean went to college and received a bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering Technology at the DeVry Institute of Technology in Chicago. Dean spent 25 years in the electronics industry as an engineer, engineering manager, and a business manager in the design and manufacture of micro-processor based real-time control systems. The last 18 years of his career Dean worked for Motorola in their automotive electronics business, managing the P&L (profit & loss balance sheet) for a $50 million portfolio of products supplied to North American automotive companies.
After a successful 25 year career in the electronics industry Dean realized his dream of returning to the family farm in 2004, joining his brother Brad in managing a 120 head cow/calf operation. In the Spring of 2014 Dean and his brother decided to exit the cattle business and rent the land to a younger neighbor.
Since returning to Iowa, Dean has been active in increasing levels of public service, serving as a Precinct Election Chairman, Township Clerk, Tama County Republican Party Chairman, board member of the Tama Co. Pioneer Cemetery Association, and has now served his first term in the Iowa House. Dean is a strong fiscal conservative and advocate of traditional social values.